Tamiya Mini Rules

The Minis are split into two classes based upon motor choice:

Formula 1

Only one of the following brushless combo’s is permitted:

HobbyWing EZRun Series 13T/3650-M Combo


HobbyWing EZRun Combo Max10 3652SL 3300kv Brushless Motor

No other brushless speedos or motors are permitted at this time. Speed controller software must not be altered in any way. Altering the standard parameters using the supplied programmer device on it’s own is allowed.

Any commercially available sealed can motor with no less than 20 winds (These must be Mabuchi style, sealed motors with enclosed endbells that do not permit changes to brushes, springs or timing).

Formula 2

Tamiya silver can motors only
Silver can motors from other manufacturers such as Mardave are not permitted
Motors must not be tampered with in any way such as altering the timing

Rules for Formula 1 and Formula 2

General Rules:-
Geared or ball diffs permitted
Any 2 wheel drive Tamiya mini (M03, M05, M06 including Pro versions, M07)
Maximum size pinion: 20T
Speed tuned/fast gearsets are not permitted (including differentials)
Chassis modifications to the battery hole are not permitted
Minimum weight is 1250g

7.4v 2s LiPo (or 6 cell NiCad or NiMH)

Any Mini tyre on a 42mm rim (no double inserts or foam tyres)

Ride Height:-
Minimum 5mm

Permitted Bodyshells:-

Tamiya Bodyshells
Fiat 500
Rover Mini Cooper
Suzuki Swift, Super Swift
Mini Cooper S
BMW New Mini Cooper
Datsun 280ZX
Renault 5 Turbo
Renault Alpine110 and Alpine A110 ‘71
VW Golf and Beetle
Fiat Abarth 1000 and 500 Assetto
Mini Cooper
Mini Cooper ’94 Monte Carlo
Honda S800
Honda Ballade/CR-X
Mazda MX-5 and RX-7
Mazda 2
Alfa Romeo Mitoand Giulia
Mini JCW Coupe
Nissan Silvia S13 and S15

Titan Blitz Shells
C30, GTi, Jazz and RS1

Spice Shells
Toyota Starlet EP91
Suzuki Auto Works

Colt Shells
A Class
Abarth 500
Mini Cooper
Fiat 500
Fabia WRC

ABC Hobby Shells
Nissan March
Honda Jazz

Montech Shells
Turbo Spidi
595 Sport
Turbo 5
Mini and Mini Cooper
Suzuki Swift
Fiat 500

HPI Shells
Honda Civic

Spec-R Shells